I have multiple reasons as to why I am not starting this directly through Facebook, some
of which I will outline, but here is a short summary. By starting undopain.com, outside of
facebook, no matter the political or social climate, no matter the content in our community,
no one in our community can be blocked or banned simply because of completely unrelated posts,
beliefs, religion, or anything else. I have personally lost communication with multiple
friends online, due to them losing access to their social accounts. I don't want that to happen
here, when this community is so important to its members.
Facebook does not actually have real privacy. They will help keep your information from other
individual users (most of the time), but they use your information for marketing, and other
activities. In multiple instances, even sharing private information and data about individuals
with other organizations. Simply on my own principals, I don't want this community's members and
discussions (at least the non-public ones) to be at the mercy of Facebook.
On this community site, you will find others around the world, that deal with pain. You can
message other member, write short updates, even long blog posts or articles. Share your
experience with others who might need encouragement. Or, maybe you will read short updates
from people in similar situations to you, or read a post about ideas on how to ease your
condition(s), or receive messages from others, encouraging you when you need it.
Life is tough enough, without chronic pain. Having a community of people to support you,
is beneficial to everyone.